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Small firms must protect themselves from claims

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Smallbusinesses need to take action to protect themselves from compensation claimsfor causing work-related stress, an employment lawyer has warned.MarkThompson, legal team leader at Associa Employment Service, responding to theHSE/Personnel Today research, said recent cases had seen employees successfullyclaim up to £91,000 for work-related stress, with reports of some businessessettling out of court for more than £200,000.”Fewsmall businesses realise that it is every employer’s duty, by law, to make surestaff are not made ill by their work. This includes illnesses brought on bywork-related stress. Employers who do not take stress seriously are leavingthemselves open to compensation claims.”Thefirm has a checklist of 10 tips for small businesses looking to minimisestress-related compensation claims. www.associa.co.uk/products/employment.htm Previous Article Next Article Small firms must protect themselves from claimsOn 3 Dec 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more